Charles Mathews

Charles Mathews: Female Variations Volume 3 CD

The entire Female Variations collection consists of 3 volumes, with 40 solos in each volume. Taken all together, that amounts to 120 separate variations taken from the classical ballet repertoire, including all of the solos performed in the Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de Lausanne, International Ballet Competition and other major ballet competitions.

These recordings are perfect for teaching variations to students, and for students or professionals wishing to rehearse a particular variation in private. The Female Variations collection makes an ideal resource for ballet schools, making the teaching and performing of solo variations easy and convenient - internal and external ballet competitions can be held safe in the knowledge that all of the requisite music has been found, at the right tempo, cleanly recorded and clearly marked. Every single track has had it's tempo set by a panel of ex-professional soloists from some of the world's top ballet companies, including the Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet and Dresden Semperoper. This ensures that, as far as is possible, the music is at a good tempo for performance.

Recorded on a beautiful Steinway Model D grand piano, the recordings sound clear and professional, providing all the support a dancer needs when performing a challenging solo.

Raymonda, Act I: Dream Variation
Raymonda, Act I: Pizzicato
Raymonda, Act I: Variation I
Raymonda, Act I: Variation II
Raymonda, Act II: Variation I
Raymonda, Act II: Variation II
Raymonda, Act II: Variation IV
Raymonda, Act III: Variation I
Raymonda, Act III: Variation III
Raymonda, Act III: Variation IV
Romeo and Juliet: Act I, Scene XIV, Juliet’s Variation
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act I: No. 4c Pas de Trois: Allegro Semplice
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act I: No. 4e Pas de Trois: Allegro
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act II: No. 13b Dances des Cygnes (Odette’s Variation)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act III: Pas de Six: Variation V (Odile’s Variation) [Tchaikovsky/Drigo]
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act III: Pas de Six: Variation V (Odile’s Variation) [Tchaikovsky]
Sylvia, Act I: Valse Lente
Sylvia, Act III: Divertissement: Pizzicati
The Fairy Doll: Female Variation
The Nutcracker, Op. 71: XIIe. Dance of the Reed Pipes (Merlitons)
The Nutcracker, Op. 71: XIVc. Pas de Deux: Variation II (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)
The Pharaoh’s Daughter, Act I: Female Variation
The Pharaoh’s Daughter, Act II: Female Variation
The Pharaoh’s Daughter, Act III: Female Variation
The Pharaoh’s Daughter: Variation of Ramze
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: Canari qui chante
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: Candide
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: Coulante, Fleur de Farine
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: Fee aux Miettes
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: Fee des Lilas
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: Variation d'Aurore
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: Violente
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act II: Variation d'Aurore
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act III: L’Oiseau Bleu et la Princesse Florine
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act III: La Fee-Argent
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act III: La Fee-Diamant
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act III: La Fee-Or
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act III: La Fee-Saphir
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act III: Variation d'Aurore
The Talisman: Female Variation